Conference Preparation

“The next six months, culminating in the Virtual Franciscan Federation Conference June 11-14, 2021, will be a time for critical discovery, dreaming, and designing, so that the destiny of a flourishing Franciscan Movement in the USA in 2030 (and beyond) be fully realized.” – Dr. Bryan Froehle, Conference Facilitator

AFC Planners’ Introduction to preparatory Moving Forward Zoom sessions

ELFO Official Membership List

Invitation and Registration for preparatory Moving Forward Zoom sessions

The Conference 2021

Presenters

Main Speakers

Brian D. McLaren
Kerry Robinson


Facilitators
Bryan Froehle, Margaret Carney

Liturgist
Cathy Tisel Nelson

Panel on Climate Change
Patrick Carolan, Sister Jane Brown, OSFDan Misleh

JPIC Committee
Sister Maryann Agnes Meuller, CSSF, Sister Pat Millen, OSF

Special Guests

Executive Leaders of Franciscan Organizations Including Liaison from OFS (Third Order Secular Franciscan)

Emergent Group with leaders Michelle L’Allier OSF and Corinna Thomas FSPA and Facilitators KC and DA

Board/Office
Franciscan Federation Members, Associates/Cojouners/Covenant Members/Affliates

Representatives from the First Order Families  OFM, OFM Cap, OFM Conv.

AV RESOURCES

Recorded Videos and Summaries
of ZOOM Presentations

January: FI and FMS
February: FM and AFCU
March: CFIT and FAN
April: Emergent Group

Resources

Article by presenter Brian D. McLaren

Books by Brian D. McLaren

Newest Book: Faith After Doubt (St. Martins, January 2021)

2019 release: The Galapagos Islands: A Spiritual Journey (UK title: God Unbound: Theology in the Wild)

New Children’s Book: Cory and the Seventh Story

Upcoming Book: Do I Stay Christian (St. Martins, Spring 2022)

Extended Essays/Ebooks: Why Don’t They Get It? (on Bias), and The Second Pandemic (on Authoritarianism)

JPIC TOPIC:  RACISM

May 4, 2021
Official Opening
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern

May 11, 2021
Meeting of Commissions
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern

May 18, 2021
Thematic Unveiling:
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern
Seeing Socially, Assessing Contextually, Acting Ecclesially

May 25, 2021
Thematic Unveiling:
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern
Seeing Socially, Assessing Contextually, Acting Ecclesially

June 11, 2021
PART A: Presentations
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern
Emergents
Executive Leaders of Franciscan Organizations

PART B
: Panel on Climate Crisis
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern
Panel, Group Process, Q&A

June 12, 2021
PART A: Presentation by Brian McLaren
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern
Group Process

PART B
: Restructuring Proposal
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern
by Board, with ELFO+Emergent reps included

PART C
: Board Meeting

June 13, 2021
PART A: Presentation by Kerry Robinson
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern
Group Process Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua

PART B
: ANNUAL MEETING:
Franciscan Federation
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern
Financial Report, Decision on Restructuring Resolution, President’s Message, Thanks, Commissioning, Prayer

June 14, 2021
BOARD MEETING with ELFO+Emergent reps included
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
with Dr. Bryan Froehle, Facilitator
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM